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A-side B-side Gallery is pleased to present SCAPEGOAT

An exhibition by Winnicott Wednesdays

Public View: Thursday 15th October 2015 7-9.30pm

Show Dates: 15th October 2015 – 21st October 2015

In early western tradition, scapegoating was a complex ritual of atoning for the sins of a community which involved two goats. This early ritual relied on 'the belief that attributes and states are transferable substances.' (Cassirer,1955).

Are these processes still at work in contemporary society, institutions and families? In 2015, the Chinese Year of the Goat, can the image or the archetype of the goat hold meaning for us in a way that enables an understanding of our projections of unwanted, undesired yet human attributes?

Winnicott Wednesdays is a group of artists and art psychotherapists who will exhibit a collection of individual responses that illustrate the concept of scapegoating. In art psychotherapy, the term ‘scapegoat transference' (Schaverien, 1992) refers to one way an artwork could be utilised by the client. Through repetition and ritual, collecting and containing, memory and language, we will explore how creative processes can imbue an object with our all too human reprehensible feelings such as envy, greed and shame, with the potential for transformation and creative opportunities.

We also invite people to attend a workshop on Saturday 17 October 2-4pm to think in more depth about the themes and offer opportunities for reflection and creative responses.

For more information contact: winnicottwednesdays@hotmail.com www.winnicottwednesdays.weebly.com

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